Who I love

I declare my love! You may not approve of or applaud who I love but that doesn’t mean you hate me. I love the living Jesus!

My thoughts focus on Jesus. My heart adores Him. I linger in His presence and excitedly interact with Jesus throughout the day. I’m OCD: Obsessively Christ Devoted!

Jesus first! He’s the center of my attention. Following and obeying Jesus is my number one priority in life. It causes me to want to spend all my time with Him.

My marriage is about seeking Jesus together with the amazing and adorable wife that He has given me. My friendships are about interacting with Jesus together with the incredible Christ-followers that He has brought into my life. My mission (regardless of my job or employment) is to care about and serve everybody Jesus brings my way and to speak the truth about Him and His kingdom as my heart overflows with His love. He compels me to love and forgive everybody.

Striving to do what Jesus tells me to and asking Him to show me anywhere I’m unaligned with Him, He redirects me where I’m off track. Basking in His mercy and forgiveness causes me to continually seek to surrender to His will in my thoughts, desires, feelings, opinions, and actions. I do my best to avoid anything that distracts me from the awareness of the risen Jesus or quenches His Spirit within me.

When I read what the ancient prophets and His first disciples wrote about Jesus, He makes His words burn in me. Reading the Bible every day with my heart wide open continually fans the flames of love for Jesus.

I say and write what I sense Jesus tells me to. It’s impossible to be quiet about Him! He’s so amazing. He fills me with streaming inner rivers of hope, love, revelation, trust, joy, grace, compassion, peace, self-control, power, and so much more.

Pouring out my heart in verbal adoration to Jesus, I listen to and sing along with deeply moving worship songs about Him. Throughout the day I talk to Jesus in unknown languages that pour out of my heart and make His presence more real to me than the physical surroundings.

At this point in my life, it all started 53 years ago. Reluctantly walking into an informal gathering of passionate Christ-followers who were telling each other about how they had first encountered Jesus, I was suddenly and astonishingly aware of a presence never felt before. In an instant I was changed from deep within. From that moment until now passionately love for Jesus has dominated my heart.

The greatest blessing in my life is to help someone else fall in life-long passionate love for the risen Jesus! If you will begin to consistently talk to Him with an open, honest, and humble heart and observe what happens inside of you, at some point you’ll be suddenly love struck and Jesus will be the One who you love!

It’s popular today to declare who you love. It’s time for Christians to let our words and our lifestyle demonstrate that we love Jesus!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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